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Welcome to the new Traction Talk

Traction Talk is the Messageboard Dedicated to Road Steam Engines

If you have an interest in Traction Engines, Minature Steam, Steam Engine Rallies or anything road steam related then Traction Talk is the place for you!

You need to register with us before you can see messages or post, this is easy to do and completely free of charge - you can be up and running in minutes by following the link below:

Register for Traction Talk

What We Talk About

Traction Talk is a thriving and growing community we have around 1,000 active members and a library of over 50,000 posts featuring many hundreds of pictures. Our members come from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, North America, South America, Germany, Holland and a few more besides!

We have a couple of get-together's each year with the main one being held at the Great Dorset Steam Fair in August/September.

We feature pictures and discussion on all types of engines including, General Purpose Engines, Showmans Engines, Steam Rollers, Steam Lorries and historic pictures of engines during their working life.

Miniature Steam

If you are interested in building miniature traction engines we have a thriving model forum, where you can discuss building, buying and running minature engines:

Steam Rallies

We have a regularly updated list of road steam events taking place across the world and a calendar of events.

Also throughout the summer season we have rally reports supplied by members - Traction Talk is the first place to learn about what's going on in the rally scene.

Not Just Steam

In addition we have several other forums dedicated to non-steam topics:

Items For Sale and Wanted
Jokes and Off Topic Discussions

How Traction Talk is Paid For

Traction Talk is funded by it's membership.

For those who would like to make a voluntary donation to Traction Talk funds we provide an image hosting service and several supporter only forums. Once you are registered you can find out more about donating and the benefits.

Join Us Today

If any of the above sounds like it would interest you please join us, we welcome new members and in time hope you can become a valued contributer to the Traction Talk community.

Register For Traction Talk

Should you have any issues with signing up or further questions please email me and I will do my best to help out:
David Collidge, Traction Talk Administrator -

  Forum Last Post Threads Posts
Steam Engine Matters
For general discussions on all things Traction Engine related.
13,644 206,347
Forum dedicated to technical discussions.
1,696 19,014
Information and photographs about engines that members own, have owned or crew on.
by max
9th October 2017 11:28 AM Go to last post
331 4,949
Reports on Traction Talk members projects.
Yesterday 10:37 AM Go to last post
240 9,730
Discussions relating to the National Traction Engine Trust.
30th August 2017 12:32 PM Go to last post
91 1,206
Forum for our members to introduce themselves and/or post a picture.
14th October 2017 08:12 AM Go to last post
527 2,922
Need something moving? Maybe a TT member will be able to help.
Yesterday 06:11 AM Go to last post
123 287
Links to steam engine and related web sites
Sub-Forums: YouTube Videos
by DaveyC
12th October 2017 10:48 PM Go to last post
249 870
Collection of members working engine pictures.
16th October 2017 06:43 PM Go to last post
1,638 13,725
Miniature Steam
Buying, building, and operating miniature steam engines
by Julia
Today 09:14 AM Go to last post
3,676 51,144
Pictures of Traction Talk members engines
15th October 2017 07:53 AM Go to last post
171 1,972
Information and error reporting on the manufacturing drawings for model engines
29th September 2017 04:12 PM Go to last post
63 454
Steam Rallies
Let others know about events in your area.
17th October 2017 03:29 PM Go to last post
2,072 11,845
Reports and pictures from recent Steam events
Yesterday 12:09 PM Go to last post
1,990 13,208
Area for members to post details of any roading that they are planning to undertake with their engine.
Yesterday 05:42 PM Go to last post
638 3,495
Steam items and equipment For Sale.
4,644 7,989
Steam items and equipment Wanted.
14th October 2017 10:12 AM Go to last post
2,865 9,430
Steam related items on eBay .
17th October 2017 06:40 PM Go to last post
2,031 4,735
Recommendations for, and requests for information about, suppliers.
by weidner
6th October 2017 07:06 PM Go to last post
354 1,579
Forum to post feedback, ideas and comments about Vintage Spirit magazine.
28th February 2017 08:42 PM Go to last post
33 291
Forum featuring information about Craftmaster Steam Supplies product range.
30th March 2017 08:03 AM Go to last post
18 121
Information about MGC Engineering and the range of services they offer.
18th January 2016 10:20 PM Go to last post
5 16
Forum featuring information about Berrybrook Steam and the services they provide.
27th September 2017 08:59 AM Go to last post
33 75
4 4
Area for members to post details of patterns they have and are willing to loan.
Sub-Forums: Wanted
by Hammoc2
10th October 2017 07:31 PM Go to last post
112 282
Help & Feedback
FAQ on how to do things with this message board.
17th October 2017 08:36 AM Go to last post
75 378
Suggestions, and ideas, on the setup of this board
1st September 2017 08:57 PM Go to last post
26 219
A forum for contributors to leave a message with the contribution.
16th April 2014 02:37 PM Go to last post
2 5
Supporters - Restricted Access For Donating Members Only
Private 16 162
Reference documents and pictures.
Private 260 508
Section for members to post their Drawings for download
Private 21 64
General Discussion Topics
Subjects that are not related to TT's standard subject matter.
Forum to discuss everything apart from Traction Engines.
Private 1,755 16,583
What are you interested in apart from steam?
Private 178 1,697
Restricted Access off topic area.
Private 1,654 2,835

Top 10 Stats
Latest Posts Hottest Threads Most Viewed Threads Most Popular Forums
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Old Burrell Hubcap Money Box...    19-10, 10:27  Mr B   For-Sale Adverts
Old Closing rivets    19-10, 09:14  Julia   Model Engines
Old Salveson steam cart...    19-10, 09:01  weidner   Discussions
Old What did makers do...    19-10, 08:32  dave85   Discussions
Old Fred Dibnah Heritage...    19-10, 08:18  Clinkard   Discussions
Old gdsf 2018    19-10, 07:47  Lancashire Lad   Discussions
Old Where are "drawings"...    19-10, 07:05  Earl Kitchener   Technical Topics
Old MOT exemption removal    19-10, 06:53  Gaudin98   Discussions
Old Water meters    18-10, 22:19  trfdevon   Off Topic Discussions
Old Tips to save you energy    18-10, 21:19  Mr. Fettler   Off Topic Discussions
Old 6" Burrell 8NHP Road...    18-10, 20:59  Northburrell   Model Engines
Old Wallis Advance Scarifier.    18-10, 17:51  buggeroff   For-Sale Adverts
Old Pedler    18-10, 17:42  Gordon Bennett   Steam on the Road
Old No Bing Bong for 4 Years...    18-10, 15:50  Steamhead21   Off Topic Discussions
Old Cylinder boring machine    18-10, 13:09  towd crank   Discussions
Old Winget Tractors    18-10, 12:34  Ashley smith   Members Other Interests
Old National Ploughing...    18-10, 12:09  steamyjim   Show Reports
Old Vectis knight boiler...    18-10, 10:37  martin hunt   Restoration Projects
Old Photo/History Request -...    18-10, 06:51  windmiller78   Discussions
Old Batley area to Cheshire    18-10, 06:11  buzzy bee   Courier Requests
Old Then and Now  2011
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Old 6" Gold Medal Tractor...  1167
Old 3" Mclaren build  1129
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Old Happy New Year at...  683
Old Transportation  618
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Old Restoration of Fowler A4...  54705
Discussions  204329
Model Engines  51144
Technical Topics  19014
Off Topic Discussions  16583
Show Reports  13208
Steam Events  11845
Historic Photograph...  10822
Restoration Projects  9730
Wanted Adverts  9430
For-Sale Adverts  7989
Top Thread Starters Top Posters Top Thanked
Steam Scenes  841
davidje  735
Rod Boesing  678
Bosiboz  492
buzzy bee  460
MartinP  456
SDSPS  453
Lord B of Crafton  365
carl_byrne  337
8_10 Brass Cleaner  320
weidner  13734
8_10 Brass Cleaner  13559
00000  5867
Broken Firebar  4730
Steam Scenes  4670
Bosiboz  4439
buzzy bee  4313
SDSPS  4206
Rod Boesing  4162
sparkright  4122
Steam Scenes  20408
Bosiboz  14610
8_10 Brass Cleaner  10941
davidje  8503
SDSPS  7547
weidner  7042
sparkright  5441
Arfursteam  5277
Rod Boesing  4805
Broken Firebar  4690

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Threads: 41,365, Posts: 389,014, Members: 9,995, Active Members: 1,413
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